7970 not working with PC Tags: Radeon Graphics Last response: September 14, 2012 6:28 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous September 14, 2012 11:50:02 AM Hey Folks, Just need some advice here as I am abit stuck. I have this gaming PC, specs are: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 I7 800w PSU 8GB Ram Sorry I can’t be more specific about the CPU but I forgot what model it was. Anyway, every time I put in the 7970 I just get a black screen? It used to have a 580 but that got messed up while it was on transport. Issue is, lower 5000 series gives an image but not with a 7970? The card is working, tested it on 2 other rigs. So, what do you think it could be? The 7970 powers up but I just don’t get an image? I was thinking it could be the PSU or mobo but I don’t get why the 5800 works? More about : 7970 working a little black duck September 14, 2012 12:22:38 PM 580 is an nvidia gpu, the 7970 is radeon. Have you downloaded CCC and the ati drivers? GreenDutchAlien September 14, 2012 12:50:41 PM Did you remove the old drivers with something like driversweeper or a clean install ? And what did you use before ; a gtx580 or a HD5000 series ? Related resources HDMI audio not working on HDTV from Radeon 7970 - Forum HD Radeon 7970 not working ? - Forum XFX 7970 crossfire not working properly - Forum New Re-Build: Lose Display and PC Restarts!! Loose GPU 7970 ? HELP - Forum New PC Won't Post With 7970 (does with a GTX 560) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous September 14, 2012 2:18:53 PM Clean install, it doesn't even go into the BIOS. Anonymous September 14, 2012 2:19:39 PM I used the 580 before but I did wipe the PC and installed the ati drivers. djscribbles September 14, 2012 2:57:57 PM Does the PC boot (do you see HDD activity from loading the OS or hear any sound?) If not, is your 800W PSU a good one, could be it's not working properly under a high load. If you transported the computer, it may be worth trying the secondary pcie slot to see if there maybe damage to the other one. geekapproved September 14, 2012 3:43:06 PM Did you plug your monitor into the 7870 or did you plug it into the motherboard? Did you plug in both 6 pin pci-e power cables from the psu to the video card? What 800w psu do you have? I mean seriously if you don't even know what cpu you have, and you don't know how to find out, you probably shouldn't be working on computers at all. Just sayin. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGigabyte 7970 won't work . Forum[Help] GPU for gaming PC . Galaxy 670 vs ANY 7970 ForumHD 7970 not working well ForumPc won't POST with 7970 . ForumPc won't POST with 7970 . ForumMy new PC and the Radeon HD 7970 ForumHD 7970 Noticable? Forum670 v 680 v 7970 / 4gb v 3gb v 2gb ForumGTX 690 vs GTX TITAN VS GTX 680 SLI VS HD 7970 CROSSFIRE ForumAsus HD 7970 isnt primary adaptor ForumProblem with my Msi Lightning 7970 Forum[Graphics Cards] Overclocking Sapphire HD 7970 vapor-x Ghz edition ForumRandom reboots after new 7970 ForumURGENT help needed! Please, help me. 7970 BIOS flash gone wrong Forum120hz mode - Samsung UN55EH6000 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !